am i crazy for thinking a couple of wooden bucks with the right curve could be used to press a straight oil cooler into a curved oil cooler?
with enough surface contact to keep from bending the fins,maybe a layer of felt on each side. or a thin piece of 1/4 inch plywood on each side to protect the fins?
yeah prolly crazy who would buy an oil cooler just to bend it up ???
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!
DoctoRot wrote: Lots of small things have been finished,including all the wiring in the front. Two things of note; One, I made some spools for the rear stand after knocking the bike off the stand. Luckily it fell into me and no damage was done but it damn near gave me a heart attack. With the spools and the stand it is VERY sturdy and cannot slip off as it did before. Two, I wasn't happy with the foot of the kickstand I made so I cut it off and remade it, the shoulder bolt also took some machining to get the spring to clear it. I made the stainless ball from scratch on the lathe for a throwback to the original kickstand. I think I might still need to add a tang on it to make it easier to kick out.
The only things left are:
Replace a few bolts with ARP to match
install clutch cable
install left footpeg/linkage
6 YEARS LATER AND ITS ALMOST DONE
I have the same rear stand, and was wondering how to install spools to my 78 KZ1000.
I finally pulled my finger out and brought the bike to JP at Jp's Custom Seats in Los Angeles. The guy is a master, and super cool. With the increase in horsepower and braking abilities my original seat was not up to the job. With the old seat if I whacked the throttle wide open I could slide all the way back which would move the COG back and make power wheelies way too easy, and terrifying. This new seat is much more sculpted to hold me in place. I had him do a bunch of materials and lines to help break up the mass of the thicker seat. The small strip around the pleats is “grabber” vinyl and is quite tacky. It should help with hanging off the bike. Gonna put it through the paces this weekend